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The world is obsessed with the “biggest” or “smallest” of anything, so … this work of nano-cinema holds the Guinness World Records record for the “World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film.” Created by IBM, this film is made with atoms, yes, atoms, and “IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times.”
Artistically there’s not much there, but the human fascinating with manipulating such small matter is endless. There are sculptors who work in the eye of a needle or on the tip of a pencil, but this new artistic adventure takes things to a whole new level.
My four-word critique is: atoms are soo twee!
If you’re really fascinated by atoms and curious how they were “directed” for the film, then watch this other IBM produced video about how atoms are moved, or this short “making of” video:
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